Sharing recipes, crafts and frugal living, the challenges and triumphs of parenting a neurotypical child and a child on the Autism Spectrum. Yoga Instructor said goodbye to her nightly glass of Chardonnay to give up habits that were not serving her purpose in life! The CocktailMom name remains, however with a new focus on healthy and authentic living.



The Original CocktailMoms
Have you ever met someone and instantly became best friends? It was as if you've known each other your whole lives and now 18 years later you can't imagine your life without her in it. Jessica Bowser is my "soul friend", my own anam cara. 

"The anam cara was a person to whom you could reveal the hidden intimacies of your life. This friendship was an act of recognition and belonging. When you had an anam cara, your friendship cut across all convention and category. You were joined in an ancient and eternal way with the friend of your soul." 
-John O'Donohue

A Friendship Blessing
From “Anam Cara” By John O’Donohue
May you be blessed with good friends.
May you learn to be a good friend to yourself.
May you be able to journey to that place in your soul where there is great love, warmth, feeling, and forgiveness.
May this change you.
May it transfigure that which is negative, distant, or cold in you.
May you be brought in to the real passion, kinship, and affinity of belonging.
May you treasure your friends.
May you be good to them and may you be there for them;
May they bring you all the blessings, challenges, truth, and light that you need for your journey.
May you never be isolated.
May you always be in the gentle nest of belonging with your anam cara.

1 comment:

Jessica said...

I'm feeling such love and emotion. I'd never read that poem...and I have to say I got a little choked up.

In life there are friends of like time and friends of like mind. I've been lucky enough to always be blessed with both. However, it is the friends of like minds that have saved my life on more than one occasion.

You go COCKTAIL MOM!Crafts and Conscious living forever.


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